Pixel Fold: Google’s First Foldable Smartphone Revealed
After years of speculation, Google has finally confirmed the launch of its first foldable smartphone. Pixel Fold is set to debut at the annual Google I/O event, which is already generating quite a buzz in the tech world. While Google hasn’t provided any specific details on the phone, several leaks and rumours have given us a glimpse of what to expect from the device.
Taking design cues from the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4, the Pixel Fold features a curved metal frame with a metallic hinge that holds the phone together. The device is expected to have a 5.79-inch cover display with a slightly wider aspect ratio and a 7.69-inch foldable primary OLED screen, possibly with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The cover display is said to be larger than the one on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
One of the most exciting features of the Pixel Fold is its processor. The device will be powered by the Tensor G2 chip, the same chip that powers the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the upcoming Pixel 7a. The device is expected to come with 12GB of RAM and will be available in two storage options – 256GB and 512GB. The phone is also expected to ship with Android 13 and will be the first foldable to get an Android 14 update.
The Pixel Fold is expected to come with a triple camera setup, similar to the one on the Pixel 7 Pro. This includes a 48MP wide-angle camera, a 10.8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 10.8MP telephoto zoom lens. The device is also expected to have a 9.5MP shooter on the cover display and an 8MP camera inside.
Regarding battery life, the Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by a 4,821mAh battery with support for fast charging via the USB Type-C port. The device is also expected to support wireless charging.
While there is no word on the pricing of the Pixel Fold, it is expected to be on the expensive side, much like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, Google’s first foldable smartphone will generate a lot of interest, and many are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the device.